tv The Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC June 5, 2015 1:00am-2:01am PDT
good evening, rachel. >> good evening, chris. thanks for joining us this hour. in big-time politics, even when you're a big-time successful national politician, you have good days but you also inevitably sometimes have bad days. and today for a few really big-named politicians who want to become president, today for a hand full of those guys, it was a bad day. first of all, spare a thought for marco rubio, senator from florida. some genius in the marco rubio for president operation today signed him up to do a fundraising dinner in connecticut, and at one level, that's fine, i'm sure the connecticut republican party is delighted to have senator rubio speak at their event. i'm sure senator rubio was delighted to be asked to appear at the big annual fundraising dinner for the connecticut state
republican party, but if you are marco rubio and vying for the republican presidential nomination in 2016, it should not be beyond the capacity to recognize that it's probably not a good idea for you, marco rubio to be the keynote speaker at this particular event. this is the event. for 37 years, the republican party of connecticut held this annual fundraiser and for 37 years it's been held in honor of and named after jeb's grandpa. celebrate 37 years of the prescott bush awards dinner, keynote speaker marco rubio. prescott bush, jeb bush's grandpa. that must suck for him, in honor of jeb's grandpa. before marco rubio got to that paraof his schedule, he had a scheduled appearances on the fox news channel which is a friendly
environment for him and he was on one of the fox' daytime chat shows, that is the not hard edged environment for fox. they do a show that there is a whole bunch of women on the set and just one man. that's the whole idea of show. poor guy. not a tough political environment for marco rubio today but then on that show, this is what happened. >> the nation expresses a desire to become a democratic nation particularly one that we invaded, i do believe we have a responsibility to help them move in that direction but the most i'm immediate is ultimately from that you would hope i would spring -- >> that sounds like nation building. >> we're assisting them in building their nation. >> it's the -- that screen shot will be preserved forever in the history of this presidential campaign.
this is the moment, this is the place where marco rubio explained patiently this is not nation building, this is something totally different than nation building. >> it's not nation building, we're assisting them in building their nation. >> duh. marco rubio, i should just mention this, i always come back to this, marco rubio is actually giving up his seat in the united states senate in order to make this run for president and this is how he is running for president. it's not nation building, we are assisting them in building their nation. so marco rubio had a bad day. also today was not a great day for the serving governor of new jersey chris christie. part of the reason chris christie had a tough day is this letter from the u.s. attorney from the state of new jersey, federal prosecutor in that state, in this letter the prosecutor basically clears the way for a new, green lit today
but the u.s. attorney in new jersey, it potentially opens up a whole new world of information that nobody had success to before about what happened in the bridge shut down, i mean, those criminal trials in the bridge gate thing were already going to be looming throughout most of the most important time that chris christie will be trying to run for president with this new development today. those trial wills have access to more insider stuff from the christie administration than we ever thought we would get to see. that is the not good news for chris christie today. it's the kind of good news that means he's going to have lots more not good news for months and months to come. on top of that, there is also, there is also this, governor christie made a decision to play softball at yankee stadium last
night, and that itself is not a bad thing. it was for a good cause. looks like he had fun at the event. but honestly, this is probably not the way he wanted people to think of him as he is gearing up to announce he's running for president of the united states. there is that rule that president obama jokes about which is that president's and candidates should avoid putting things on their heads at photo ops. same thing goes probably for athletic outfits of various kinds, right? john kerry doesn't mind being seen in his crazy biking outfits because he's never running for anything ever again, he knows how badly it hurt him he was seen in his wind surfing get up running for president. mitt romney did his charity boxing match where he went shirtless against evander holyfield and he did that after making clear he would not be a
candidate for officer again and a reason he didn't do that while he was still running, while he was trying to convince everybody to pick him to be their presidential nominee. so, i don't know, governor christie, this was a choice. you did not have to do this. also, today was probably not a great day for john kasich who on paper really ought to be a high-flying top tier potential candidate. he's a former very high-pro vile, very conservative member of congress after he got out of congress that gave him his own show on the fox news channel. they thought at fox he was such a good politician and so conservative and he should be a tv anchor, across the country he's the sitting governor of the swing state of ohio but today
was a bad day for john kasich because of the this. these were the results of the new fox news national poll of the presidential candidates that came out today, and yes, at this point in the race in any reasonable year and under any reasonable strategy, nobody should care about national polling except for the fact this year we have to because of the debates, because fox news is organizing the first republican primary debate and the way they decide who will make it into the debate and who will be allowed is they are only taking people who crack the top ten in the otherwise meaningless and totally non-predictive national polls, that's what they decided to count on. in the new fox news poll today, john kasich governor of ohio doesn't crack the top ten. and so he's there on track to not be included in the first republican presidential primary debate even though that debate
is going to be on fox news, his former employer and even though that debate will take place in his home state of ohio where he's currently the governor. a this rate, he's not going to be invited to participate in that debate. he'll be watching from home, which awkwardly is the governor's mansion. very sad, right? john kasich technically hasn't declared yet. heading into today, there were nine officially declared republican party candidates. the next candidate expected to get in who have set a date for their announcement and earned themselves lines on the chart, they are in order in terms of when they are going to next announce, next donald trump on june 16th bobby jindal, after him june 24th sometime after bobby jindal we're expected to hear from congressman peter king and from governor kasich and then it will be your sister-in-law getting in and then the three guys who drive trash trucks and a cheney or two and a football team from idaho
and then my mom and then mr. t. and that muppet janice with the nice eye shadow. the latest official entry into the race, the tenth candidate to declare he's running is the guy that jumped in today former texas governor rick perry made his announcement he was getting in, would you like to hear the country rap song? >> please welcome my husband, rick perry. [ cheers ] ♪ ♪ republican voter, rick perry let's protect our boarder, to anyone who believes in the usa, rick perry all the way ♪ >> rick perry, country rap song and all made his big announcement today and even with the song, it went pretty well.
i was apparently really excruciating hot in the airplane hanger. wayne slater at the dallas morning news tweeted maybe not so smart to do perry announcement in airplane hang near june at 100 degrees. perry is sweating like an east texas rice farmer. so it was uncomfortably hot and he was sweaty and did have a crazy country song, rick perry supporter. honestly, as announcements go, a lot more to come. as announcements go, no big mistakes in the speech, he spoke in front of a c-130 which unusual for a big political announcement was not vaguely insulting like mitt romney and paul ryan using an aircraft carrier for their backdrop, even though neither of them served in the military or navy. in rick perry's case he did serve in the air force and flue
c-130s as a pilot in the air force. it made sense to have one behind him. finally, right? rick perry entering the 2012 presidential race when he got in four years ago, he ended with high expectations and tanked but because he tanked so badly in 2012, he actually enters the 2016 race with a lot of motivation to not tank again with low expectations, right? from everybody else because he did so badly the last time around. he's got nowhere to go but up. right? still, though, even on rick perry's big announcement day which he handled well, he did get stepped on from two different political directions. former florida governor jeb bush has received a ton of attention recently for refusing to admit that he's actually running for president, refusing to set a date for his announcement. jeb bush chose today as rick perry was taking the stage to make his announcement about his own big announcement.
so jeb bush chose today to announce that he will be formally entering the presidential race on june 15th. so that was stepping on rick perry a little by, right? and from the other direction, while rick perry was making his own texas announcement today, he got stepped on by hillary clinton who we've known ahead of this schedule add big campaign event in texas today on rick perry's big day but today, hillary clinton made things doubly hard for rick perry by doing something that nobody really ever does on the campaign trail at this point in the campaign. hillary clinton today doubly stepped on what rick perry was trying to do when she did something unheard of. she actually made big and surprising legitimate news with what she did in texas today while she was raining on rick perry's hot and sweaty rap country parade. nobody expected what hillary clinton did today, but she did it and that's big news next. nervous whitening will damage your teeth? introducing listerine® healthy white™.
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top pick of hillary clinton's big speech would be and she would be talking about voting rights today. we then had a further hint this morning about what the tone of the remarks would be when her campaign sent out a long, detailed dossier complete with snappy graphic hitting almost all of the republican candidates for things they have done in office to curtail voting rights, particularly minority voting rights but in her speech today in houston, texas, i'm not sure anybody expected hillary clinton to let rip on the subject like she did today. >> what is really going on in our country? because what is happening is a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people and young people from one end of our country to the other. [ applause ] >> north carolina passed a bill
that went after pretty much anything that makes voting more convenient or more accessible. early vowing, same-day registration, the ability of county election officials to even extend voting hours to accommodate long lines. here in texas former governor rick perry signed a law a federal court said was actually written with the purpose of discriminating against minority voters, he applauded when the voting rights act was gutted. in wisconsin governor scott walker can you back early voting and signed legislation that would make it harder for college students to vote. in new jersey, governor chris christie vetoed legislation to extend early voting and in florida when jeb bush was governor, state authorities conducted a deeply flawed purge of voters before the presidential election in 2000.
today republicans are systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of american citizens from voting. what part of democracy are they afraid of? i believe every citizen has the right to vote and i believe we should do everything we can to make it easier for every citizen to vote. >> we knew today that hillary clinton was going to be talking about voting rights. we did not know that she was going to let rip against the republicans she's running against for the presidency but republican-led states particularly over the last few years but after ripping her republican opponents she also then made legitimately totally unexpected surprising news about the not just what republican haves done wrong in her eyes but what she thinks ought to be done
instead, we heard yesterday that she was going to propose every state in the country ought to have at least 20 days of early voting before election day so we knew to listen for that. we did not know she was also going to propose this. >> and i believe we should go even further to strengthen voting rights in america. so today i'm calling for universal automatic voter registration. every citizen in every state in the union -- [ applause ] [ cheers ] >> everyone, every young man or young woman should be automatically registered to vote when they turn 18, unless they
actively choose to opt out. if you're an eligible voter and want to be registered, you should be a registered voter period. now oregon is already leading the way modernizing its system and the rest of the country should follow. >> hillary clinton speaking today a texas southern university in houston. you know what? the race to win the presidential nomination is going to be much more interesting on the republican side than the democratic side this year and it's just because of the two sides. it's hillary clinton and a hand full of other people running for the democratic nomination. on the republican side, it's every well-known republican in the country not under indictment and one that is, rick perry. nobody has any idea what is going to happen on republican side and that will be amazing to watch and amazing to cover and an amazing display of just political connective activity but one of things we do get from
the democratic side in moments like this, which the bell way would otherwise never get to in a million years is taking policy ideas that are being invited in the blue states, remember them, and thinking of them and talking about them and proposal them as models for the nation, when tim pawlenty was governor of minnesota, the democratic legislature passed a bill that would register people to vote in minnesota. you would be automatically registered unless you opted out. tim pawlenty was a republican governor and vetoed it. that was 2009. this year, it was blue state oregon, which had a democratic legislator and governor kicked up staring having been a democratic secretary of state that liked the idea of automatically registering everybody in the state to vote. kate brown enacted this first in the nation law to register
everybody to vote. she signed it in march. they think it will add 300,000 people to the roles in oregon, people eligible to vote but weren't signed up, 300,000 people in one swoop and now former secretary of state is putting that model for the whole nation, the whole model the whole nation should follow. i will be as mazing to hear why they that is such a terrible idea everybody would be registered to vote but given a huge shot in the arm to people who want the that oregon model to be in place around the country, in particular giving a shot in the arm to another state that wants to do it, the most populous state in the nation, oregon added 300,000 people to the rolls when they did this. if california does it, if california does it and they are trying to, they would add millions of people to the rolls
if they can implement that same policy, which oregon already has done and hillary clinton said should be done nationwide. joining us now is alex sponsoring the event in california to move the state toward automatic voter registration. appreciate your time tonight, thanks for being here. >> thank you for the invitation, rachel and great point, the exact number, by the way, is an estimated 6 million new californians on the voter rolls who can adopt that oregon law here in california, which is frankly simply modernizing the law most of us are familiar with. >> how hard would it be to do? >> the reason it's so important is the not necessarily because of the partisan outcomes, they don't seem like the most important thing and don't seem particularly clear, reason california seems so important is it's so freaking many people, if adding 6 million people, how hard would it be for the state to do?
>> not difficult at all. in fact, what we're talking about is modernizing the motor voe tore laws on the books for more than 20 years, when it was first passed in washington dc, let's remember what the fundamental premise was. that government has a role to play in facilitating people being registered to vote because that's good for our democracy. in this day in age knowing that we have the information being gathered at the dmv when people are applying for a driver's license or renewing, let's share that information much like our online voting registration tools and let's make voter registration an opt out. we have a fundamental right if you're eligible to be registered to vote and cast a ballot, we don't have to go through the hoops to opt into or right to free speech and we don't have to opt in to our right to be not be discriminated against, we shouldn't have to opt into be on the voter rolls, by creating opt
out versus in, we facilitate participation and they don't have to miss deadlines. >> what do you think the odds are to get this passed? task list do you have to go through to get this done in california? >> to implement the measure, it does require approval of the legislature and governor. the good news is the bill working its way through the legislature cleared the first house, state assembly and will be considered by the state senate in the next couple of months and hopefully on the desk of the governor come august or september. i feel confident not just because it's good for the democracy and i want all the states in america to hear this. it's a more secure way of registering voters and more efficient way of registering voters and for government and others, imagine the time, energy, resources we invest in registering people to vote, we
can now shift that into voter education and improving voter turnout. >> fascinating and will be hugely consequential if the this happens. >> thank you. it is amazing how little attention in policy terms any of the blue states get, right? i mean, red states have been inviting in republican policy in this incredibly aggressive way that's absolutely shaped the contours of what it means to be a republican politician, everything in terms of the radical anti abortion stuff to the anti voting right stuff to the anti union right stuff. that is playing out in the red states and become the agenda of the republican party. same thing, the mirror image has quietly been happening in the blue states. they are inviting, too, nobody talks about i. hillary clinton took a big step toward that changing today. it's kind of exciting stuff if you're a liberal, we'll be right back.
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so 2012 was a good year for democrats, democrats across the country did well up and down the ballot generally speaking but on that same night in one very purple swing state, voters bucked the democratic tide, and they elected themselves in 2012 a very, very conservative republican governor. the guy they elected campaigned for governor by promising there was one thing he definitely absolutely would not do if he got elected, no way, no how he would never do it, wouldn't do it. tonight, that governor is about to do that one thing he promised he would never ever do and that story is next.
in 2010 republicans took over for the first time since the 19th century and two years later, they hoped republican governor but the republican candidate for governor in north carolina pat wanted to assure people in that fairly purple state that even if they elected him, even if they gave the whole state government to the republican party, the state, you know, wouldn't go off a cliff and become like completely 700 club republican crazy, right? pat wanted to be seen as a businessman, former mayor of the state's largest city. he specifically wanted everybody
to know in north carolina that he wasn't one of the fire breathing republicans on right wing social issues. he didn't care. he said specifically on abortion that he would refuse to sign anything as governor that would restrict abortion in that state if he got elected, he would refuse to sign any abortion restrictions. >> if you're elected governor, what further restrictions on abortions would you agree to sign? >> none. >> all right. [ laughter ] >> can't really do a followup for that one. >> he didn't say nine, he said none. i would agree to sign no for the restrictions on abortion. next question. well, guess what happens next? he gets the governor spot and sign as new bill restricting access to abortion in north carolina. tada. he did bring a plate of cookies
to activist protesting outside his manage at the time. that made it better. cookies always do. now again today, governor pat mccory is imposing a mandatory 72-hour waiting period to get an abortion. ist one of the longest weighing periods in the country, the new bill forces abortion providers to hand over to the state government detailed records of the abortions that they do including literally your ultrasounds. they have to be sent to pat mccrory. your doctor has to hand over those records because what, there is somebody in north carolina state glove reading the medical scans for some governmental purpose. but they go in the file. we're keeping them, small government. so pat mccrory, i will sign no new restrictions is about to sign a second round of new
restrictions on an abortions. that is happening tonight, also tonight, we're waiting on something too creepy, republicans are trying to pass a bill which would let public officials refuse to marry couples in that state on the basis of their own personal religious objections. if they object to your marriage on religious grounds of any kind, too bad for you that magistrate doesn't have to give you a license, it's supposed to be an anti gay bill but broad enough in language that it would let local officials block marriages between people of different religions or divorced people or even inter racial marriages, anything contrary, they could use as the basis to say no to your request for a marriage license. so governor mccrory vetoed this and republicans in the house are
apparently now waiting for some of their absent members to return to the state capital so they can take a vote and pass the law that would put north carolina in the business of letting local officials block interracial marriages. craig horn and he's been away in london specifically because he was attending a convention of winston churchill enthusiasts this is how he's describing the stand on the north carolina marriage law that they have been weighing on him to vote for. he says this, quote, as i try to do all the time, i wait until the very last minute to make my final decision. winston churchill would be proud, the house did not take up the veto today, they have instead moved it to the calendar for monday.
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i was three days after 9/11, september 14th, 2001 and congress was taking a vote to authorize the president to use military force around the world to respond to the 9/11 attacks and you don't often see a vote that looks like this on anything, but this was the vote in the senate that day. 98-0. not a single senate vote against that global war authorization. just unanimous. here is what it looked like over in the house. same thing, almost. 420 yes votes and one no. it was not unanimous in the house. the tally was 420-1. one solitary vote against going to war. that vote came from democratic congresswoman barbara lee of california who went to the floor that day to explain why she stood alone. >> i'm convinced that military action will not prevent further acts of international terrorism against the united states.
let's step back for a moment, let's just pause just for a minute and think through the implications of our actions today so that this does not spiral out of control. >> for record, since that vote, since that vote which authorized immediately the invasion of afghanistan, since that vote, we are now approaching year 15 of our war in afghanistan. we also have troops fighting in iraq, troops flying bombing raids over syria and u.s. forces operating in yemen and somalia and pakistan to name a few. barbara lee is used to standing alone, especially on matters of war. she's unafraid of standing alone on these matters, always has been, right now barbara lee is waging another fight about another war and finds herself in a similarly lonely position,ist the war that the u.s. military has been waging for the last ten months against isis in iraq and syria without authorization from congress. congress is constitutionally obligated to declare a war,
right? but in this case, congress is deciding to pretend like it's in the their job. president obama asked them to call for this war but this week barbara lee attempted to change that inside the house. on tuesday the appropriations committee was marking up the defense spending bill and barbara lee proposed adding language which simply said that we the congress have a duty to debate and authorize wars. it didn't say we must vote by such and such date and vote in any way and say congress should do anything. i simply said basically as a reminder, hey, congress, we acre knowledge it's our job to declare war and a reminder of what is in the constitution, an assertion of what congress' duty is. that reminder was apparently controversial enough to have a ton of opposition but interestingly, did not generate
unanimous republican opposition, barbara lee is happy to stand alone and happy to do it when she needs to but got some backup even from republicans. >> thank you ms. chairman. i rise in support of the amendment. we have a constitutional obligation here. we're handing over war-making authority to future presidents with both hands. it's a gigantic mistake not to do our job. >> republican congressman tom cole saying i'm with barbara lee on this. she's right. this is our responsibility. and when the barbara lee amendment came up for a vote, in the republican-led house, it passed. it passed in that committee by a vote of 29-22 a hand full of republicans supported it, barbara lee won. she got her colleagues to agree that yes, this is their job. the whole war thing is congress' job to make a decision on, she
got them to agree it's their job, now there is the matter of making them do their job, right? not just an academic exercise, right? congress ought to be whether they should be there and why they should be there and what they should be doing and strategy and getting congress to do that, to actually debate this. that next step is thrown down by jim of has mass, he and republican waller jones have introduced a resolution that aims to force the house of representatives to finally debate the war, to force a debate on whether the troops should be pulled out of the fight against isis in iraq and syria since their mission is not authorized by congress. delivered a withering indictment of how congress has blown this issue so far, watch this. >> our servicemen and
servicewoman men are brave and dedicated. congress, however, is the poster child for cowardness. they need to live up to responsibilities and authorize this war or by coming neglect, our troops should be withdrawn and come home. it is that simple. all we witness is complaining and whining and blaming others and the complete and total shrek ing responsibility of over and over and over again. enough. enough. if this house doesn't have the stomach to carry out the constitutional duty to debate and authorize this latest war, then we should bring our troops home. if the cowardly congress can go home each night to their families and loved ones, then our brave troops should receive that same privilege. >> joining us now is jim mcgovern of massachusetts. if you're not in the majority, it's perceived you have no
power, we've seen a little bit of bipartisan interest, do you think you can force a debate on the war against i.s.i.s.? >> i do. we tried to force a debate and the congress and house sided with us saying if we're engaged in sustained military operations, we ought to vote to authorize it. that never happened. we've been involved in the war for ten months but barbara lee and walter jones have a resolution that is part of a special procedure within the war powers that allows us to force a vote and a debate on whether or not we should withdraw our drops from hostilities when congress hasn't authorized them and we'll push the issue. congress, the leadership has a
choice. they can actually deliberate and come out with their version or if the not, they will be forced to debate and vote on what we have proposed but i think it is not only an add vacation of the constitution responsibility, i think it is our moral responsibility when it comes to issues of war to debate war and to vote on it and to take a stand. you know, war is a big deal. and we ought to treat i as a big deal and unfortunately, in congress, war has become all too easy, and i regret that very much. >> you know, i've been watching some of the 2016 debate with interest about the this matter because i wonder as the presidential politicking and that level, there has been a lot of political fighting, partisan fighting about the war against isis and whether it's well-fought or smart to do
what's being done or whether or not the sacrifices have been for not or whether they have accomplished anything sdchlt that afford you any leverage in terms of getting particularly more republican support for a debate? i mean, i don't mean you should do it just for partisan reasons, i know you have principled reasons for doing i but does that give you a way to make this an issue in washington? >> i think there are thoughtful republicans, you know, who believe that we ought to live up to the constitutional responsibilities. the republican leadership in house and senate every day get up and complain about president obama not consulting with them or using executive action but yet, when it comes to the issue of war, they are too happy to do the nothing and i think for a lot of members of congress, unfortunately, it is convenient to do nothing. some members of congress don't want to take this tough vote and i can understand that. a lot of people mistakenly
voting for the iraq war feel burned and would assume stand on the sidelines and be a critic and not have to take responsibility, but it's wrong. and we have, you know, brave dedicated men and women who we've put in harm's way and ought to debate this war and i understand that people are skeptical. i'm skeptical, i'm not thrilled with the president proposed but this is a time to have skeptics get up and debate the policy and question it so we don't make the same mistakes we made before. what we're doing, you know, in iraq and syria right now, i don't believe what we're doing is necessarily going to produce results that we're being told. i think in large, the military footprint will make things worse but we have to have that debate when whether you agree with me we ought to think of a different approach or agree with somebody that thinks we ought to give the president unlimited powers, this is important enough to debate and vote and to have a vote on
and again, i think it's cowardly and disgraceful that the united states congress, the both the house and senate are not debating this issue and not vowing on it. >> if members of congress and the senate come to washington for anything, it's to make decisions on matters like this. thank you very trying to force it. appreciate you being here tonight. >> thank you. >> lots more ahead including an amazing tale of a heist that has an amazing ending, stay withes, heist.
you know that moment after you've searched your wallet, searched for your wallet everywhere and you have to come to grips with the fact that it is gone, forever, and you don't know where? now imagine instead of your wallet, you lost hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of pieces of art. stay with that thought.
i remember one day, i got a phone call, beau had been driving by and saw my car, weren't many people in the hall that day. i answered the phone and said hey, are you in your office? i said yes. mind if i stop by. no. showed up, he was in his military fatigues, he was on his way to a maneuver somewhere. and he came in and said what's up, he said nothing, i just wanted to come in and give you a hug. ill said that's it, you want to give me a hug? he said you're my friend, i miss you, i don't get to see ewe that much. that's the beau that i knew.
that's the beau that carol and i love. and that's the beau that we will miss. and will always remember. sleep well, beau. >> delaware speaker of the house speaking earlier today. peter schwartzkoff, speaking for beau biden. he laid in honor today in a flag-draped casket in delaware's state senate chamber. the vice president joe biden and his wife jill, his wife and two kids, they greeted hundreds of mourners who came out to pay their respects to the family. in addition to the service held today, a viewing will be held tomorrow at a catholic church in wilmington, delaware, then of course the funeral mass on saturday morning where president obama will be giving the eulogy. all of these services, the services today and tomorrow and saturday have been and will continue to be open to the public. we'll be right back.
this story has such a weird ending. all right. earlier this year, the boston public library discovered it was missing valuable artwork. etching by rem brant values at tens of thousands of dollars, valued at $600,000, two really expensive pieces of art. wasn't just the money. apart from the nontear value, they were not longer apart of the public holdings. very valuable pieces of art went missing last summer. the library notified the mayor of boston. the president of the boston public library had said that she thought these pieces weren't actually gone, gone, they weren't stolen, they might have been misplaced, maybe they would turn up somewhere inside the library, given time, the right kind of search. but the pressure was really nuts
on there this, and there was bad press and president of boston library came under heavy scrutiny. yesterday, she stepped down from her post leaving after eight years of service, after being really well regarded other than this stolen art thing. well today, not even a full day after her resignation, they found the art. and she was right. it wasn't stolen, it was misplaced in the library, misfiled. they found the etching and the engraving together, row 14 b, shelf 2. approximately feet from where it was. good for the art, the president, said today her resignation stands. she's happy she was able to clear her name. the library posted this great picture of her, the soon to be ex-president of the boston public library holding one of the now found pieces of artwork. that she said would be found.
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